CTS is NOT accredited by a US Department of Education (government) approved accrediting agency. As such, all awards and degrees issued by CTS are for religious training purposes only, and do not meet the standards of “Associate of Arts”, “Bachelor of Arts”, “Bachelor of Science” type degrees, because general education instruction is not offered in the courses (eg. Math, Science, English, Critical Thinking, etc.).
Our accreditation is with the World Wide Accrediting Commission (WWAC) of Richmond, Virginia. The WWAC is an accrediting commission which holds as its primary objective the encouragement and maintenance of sound scholarship and the highest academic achievement in the areas of private education.
Covenant Theological Seminary is incorporated by the State of North Carolina and registered with the Commission for Independent Education of the North Carolina Department of Education as a religious institution, and therefore exempt from licensure by state statute.
Generally, the purpose of accreditation is to:
- Certify that an institution has met established standards of excellence.
- Assist prospective students in identifying reputable institutions which offer degree programs that will meet their needs and goals.
- Allow institutions to evaluate the acceptability of transfer credits into their own curricular programs.
Applicants for admission to CTS are considered without regard to sex, age, color, or national origin. Each prospective student will be assessed according to his or her personal academic background.
Credits and degrees earned from colleges in the State of North Carolina, which are authorized by the State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities, do not qualify the holder for a state teaching certification, nor do they qualify him or her to participate in professional licensing examinations. Any person interested in obtaining a state teaching certificate or practicing a regulated profession should contact the appropriate regulatory agency in the field of his/her interest.